Watch Old Computer Equipment Play Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin'”


Bob Dylan is one of the most frequently covered artists we can think of, and yet we can’t recall ever seeing one of his songs re-imagined quite like this. Using a pile of old photocopiers, modems, scanners, fax machines, and hard drives, director Chris Cairns has created a computer orchestra that can play a surprisingly rousing version of “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” thanks a little programming magic by Isthisgood?. Click through to behold the resulting video, Scrapheap Symphony, and let us know in the comments what you think Bobby D would make of it.

Below, a behind-the-scenes clip that reveals how they did it:

[via It’s Nice That]